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Old 05-11-2018, 04:35 PM
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Default Interesting set

I joined this site recently because I'm putting together a 1952 Bowman set and I love looking at vintage cards, but I ventured into the Modern forum and I saw THIS thread a couple weeks ago. I had never heard of the Topps Living Set.

When I saw how nice the cards were, on impulse I bough the current set at that time (the Acuna set...haven't received it, how long does that take?).

Watching this unfold is fascinating. Is this an opportunity to invest early on what might become a historically significant set? Or is this just a fad?

I think the beauty of the cards and the VERY interesting plan of only having one card per player (per team) certainly makes it unique.

I couldn't help myself when I saw the Week 4 set pop up on Ebay today with a Buy It Now price of $37.50. I'm a Royals fan, so I really wanted the Alex Gordon, and while I have no love for the Yankees, the investor part of me recognizes that this will be Jeter's ONLY card in this set. I could see myself recouping my $37.50 pretty easily by off loading the Jeter in the future if this set gets really popular (or the Jean Segura which looks like it had a pretty low print run).

Pretty cool idea by Topps. I wonder how many collectors out there are chasing every card, and I wonder how long Topps will keep this up? My guess is that they'll switch designs every year, but keep the numbering in order?
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:34 PM
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Default Topps living set

Got my acuna yesterday.
46809 printed now i can sell it on ebay for
$2
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:08 AM
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I wonder if all the cards will be close-ups or if there will be some wider images, like the Willie Mays from 53 Topps.


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Old 05-15-2018, 10:12 AM
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I wish they had kept the painting aspect of the 53 set in tact. I can't help but feel like some of the cards are just some photoshop effect laid over a regular photo. Why not commission the art?
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Old 05-15-2018, 10:20 AM
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I think they did, artist's name is Mayumi Seto. She started painting for Topps with 2016 Topps Museum. Her style is a little different from 53 Topps though. It's a bit more true to life, maybe too much.

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Old 05-15-2018, 11:57 AM
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Wow I'm surprised to hear that. I wonder if she actually painted or if it's a digital artwork. It just doesn't look right to me. It reminds me of that movie American Splendor with the rotoscoping.
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:02 PM
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My dad saw my Ohtani cards today which include several NOW, GQ and a few others.

He was blown away by the Living set one.

I will note that 1953 may have been the first year he got cards. He was born in 1942.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:27 PM
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Oh man the Rickey is so good! And the first two Cubs in the set are Happ and Morrow? I'd love to get a look behind the scenes at how they decide on building the set.

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Old 05-16-2018, 02:40 PM
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Yikes the artwork on these is so hit or miss. The Devers card is horrendous.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:09 PM
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Yikes the artwork on these is so hit or miss. The Devers card is horrendous.
Was showing as an error earlier today (had 63 home runs listed for last year, has now been updated to 10). I wonder if any of these errors will be mixed in on accident to create SSPs.
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